Morning Briefing: 10 Things You Should Know
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Tuesday, April 2:
1. -- U.S. stock futures were pointing to a rebound on Wall Street Tuesday ahead of a report that is expected to show an improvement in U.S. factory orders.
European stocks were rising Tuesday. Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 1.08%.
2. -- The economic calendar in the U.S. Tuesday includes factory orders for February at 10 a.m. EDT.
3. -- U.S. stocks on Monday fell amid soft manufacturing data.
The S&P 500 dropped 0.45%, to 1,562.17 points.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.04%, at 14,572.85 on Monday. The Nasdaq dropped 0.87% to 3,239.17.
4. -- Nasdaq OMX Group
eSpeed is an electronic service for trading U.S Treasury notes and bonds. The acquisition, which is expected to close in the middle of 2013, allows Nasdaq to expand into other investment fields.
5. -- U.S. automakers, including Ford
6. -- AstraZeneca's
The ruling allows Actavis
7. -- Goldman Sachs
Goldman has registered the fund as a "business development company" -- a type of investment vehicle that has grown in popularity over the past decade, and which allows Goldman to avoid certain regulations, according to The Wall Street Journal.
8. -- Former Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro is joining consulting firm Promontory Financial Group, the Journal reported.
An announcement is expected Tuesday.